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Region 42 Referee Clinics and Training

The information below describes the regional Referee Clinics and training for the 2021-2022 season.
10U+ Referee volunteers (Adults 18+ yrs old earning Referee Points or Youths 12+ yrs old NOT earning Ref Points) should complete 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.

1. Yearly Volunteer Registration

MANDATORY for all referees EACH year! Complete the online volunteer registration. Note: Volunteer registration is now done through the Region 42 website and the process for registering as a volunteer has changed from prior years. ALL volunteers MUST complete the registration process including signing the volunteer registration with an E-Signatures. New referees only must print out one copy and have their IDs checked when they turn it in to their coach or the referee staff. Returning referees only need to complete the online registration.

2. CDC HEADS UP Concussion Training

  • MANDATORY for ALL referees every two membership years. For 2021, this means if you last took this in 2019 or earlier, you must do it again this year.
  • When: Any time prior to start the of season
  • Where: AYSOU.
    • Log in with the same username and password you use for this site.
    • Note, if you have already logged into this Region 42 site, you can click the Login button on the AYSOU site and you'll automatically be logged into AYSOU.
    • On the AYSOU site, click Online Courses, then click Open for Safe Haven Courses, then click Open for the CDC HEADS UP Concussion Training
    • Click Launch to take the Training, the Post Test and the Certificate, in that order.

3. Safe Haven Online Training

  • MANDATORY for ALL referees every two membership years. For 2021, this means if you last took this in 2019 or earlier, you must do it again this year.
  • When: Anytime prior to start of the season.  
  • Where: AYSOU.
    • Log in with the same username and password you use for this site.
    • Note, if you have already logged into this Region 42 site, you can click the Login button on the AYSOU site and you'll automatically be logged into AYSOU.
    • On the AYSOU site, click Online Courses, then click Open for Safe Haven Courses, then click Open for the AYSO's Safe Haven course.
    • Click Launch to take each of the seven modules, then the Final Exam and then the Certificate.

4. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Online Training

  • MANDATORY for ALL referees to take at least once. 
  • When: Anytime prior to start of the season.
  • Where: AYSOU.
    • Log in with the same username and password you use for this site.
    • Note, if you have already logged into this Region 42 site, you can click the Login button on the AYSOU site and you'll automatically be logged into AYSOU.
    • On the AYSOU site, click Online Courses, then click Open for Safe Haven Courses, then click Open for the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Online Course.
    • Click Launch to take the module, then the Certificate.

5. Basic ("Regional") Referee  Training

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Region 42 has completed its Regional Referee training. If you are interested in obtaining training there are two ways to get certified as a Regional Referee.

1. Complete in-person training at any location where it might be offered. Sign into the AYSOU website (https://aysou.org/) with the same credentials used to log into the AYSO Region 42 website. Select in succession: In Person Courses | Referee Instructor Led Courses | Regional Referee Course. From there you can search for a location and time that will work for you. These courses usually require approximately one day to attend and complete.

2. Take the On Line Referee course. From the AYSOU website select in succession: Online Courses | Referee Courses | Regional Referee Training. This opens an online course recently revised and improved by AYSO and includes quizzes (not graded) and a final exam (graded, but everyone gets 100%), and a certificate of completion. The online course can progress at whatever pace works for you. After completing the course you also have to complete an Online Companion course. From the AYSOU website select in succession: In Person Courses | Referee Instructor Led Courses | Regional Referee Online Companion Course. From there you can find a location where the companion course can be completed.

If for any course where you are required to pay a fee, Region 42 will reimburse that fee. Obtain a receipt for the fee paid and notify any of the referee staff in Region 42. A reimbursement can not be made without a receipt.

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6. Offside Workshop

Regional referees who wish to be assistant referee at 12U games may do so after taking an additional offside clinic course. Please see the Offside Workshop page for more details.

7. Intermediate/Advanced/National Referee Clinics

An Intermediate badge is required to be center referee for 12U games, an Advanced badge is required for 14U/16U games, and a National badge is required for 19U games. Exceptions are made for those in training for advancement to their next badge level who have taken the appropriate course and have approval from the referee staff.

Region 42 does not offer these referee courses, and they are only offered a few times throughout the year in other regions. However, if you take any course outside of Area 10E, V, or W, you may be required to pay a fee (please ask the course instructor; Region 42 will reimburse the cost). Please check AYSOU for listings.

Unlike the Regional badge, to earn any of these badges, passing the course by itself is not enough. After you pass the test, you will be an Intermediate/Advanced/National candidate, and then you must officiate a number of games before you pass an observation (for Intermediate) or evaluation (two for Advanced, three for National) during an actual game by a certified observer or assessor. If you are interested in furthering your referee training, please contact Bill Seixas, the referee administrator.

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